The first day, Friday, July 13, will focus on school safety topics including safety audits, crisis communications, digital threats, emergency response plans, mental wellness, and more.
The next day, Saturday, July 14, will feature the Summer Leadership Institute with governance tracks for new and experienced school board members. Topics will include school finance, school law, governance and policy-making, superintendent evaluations, self-assessments, and a legislative update.
The agenda has been updated to include a new breakout session on school safety grants at 10 am on Friday featuring the Acting Director of the Office of School Safety for the Wisconsin Department of Justice:
State School Safety Grants & Requirements – An Update
The state of Wisconsin is currently in the process of implementing the School Safety Grant Program created under 2017 Wisconsin Act 143. Under the program, $100 million was made available for grants to support projects designed to improve K-12 school safety. In this session, the director of the Office of School Safety will provide a review of the grant process and an update on its status. In addition, he will review the new school safety measures required by Act 143 with a particular emphasis on the changes needed to school safety plans and staff training that school boards will need to implement. Time will be left for questions from attendees.
Glenn Rehberg, Acting Director of the Office of School Safety, Wisconsin Department of Justice
Take advantage of this unique one- or two-day training opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state, learn from experts, and become a more informed school board member.